All the latest medical marijuana news from around the globe.

Desperate for legal access to medical cannabis, Mother from Hull slams doctors for “playing God” with her epileptic son

By | August 9th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Children, Epilepsy, News, UK|

When medical cannabis was legalised in the UK in November 2018, British patients desperate for legal access thought their long wait was finally over. However, patients like James Walker, who suffers severe epilepsy, are still waiting for prescriptions for the medication on the NHS. Now, Gina, 45, James’ mother, is speaking out about [...]

Luxembourg to make history by becoming the first European country to legalise cannabis for recreational use

By | August 8th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Europe, Legalisation, News|

Luxembourg is set to make history by becoming the first European country to end the prohibition of cannabis. The plan to legalise cannabis for recreational use was confirmed by Luxembourg’s Health Minister, Etienne Schneider. The new law, which would permit residents over the age of 18 to legally purchase cannabis, is expected to [...]

A fresh take on British cannabis campaigning: We The Undersigned

By | August 7th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, Charity, Community, Decriminalisation, Featured, Interviews, Legalisation, News, UK|

Campaigning for wider access to cannabis in the UK has a long and fruitful history. Beginning as a movement for general access to cannabis as a recreational drug before evolving (or devolving depending on your perspective) into a more sophisticated and well-funded campaign specifically designed to enlighten and engage the British public into [...]

Former Miss UK: “I just cured terminal cancer” with medical cannabis

By | July 24th, 2019|Categories: Cancer, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, News, UK|

The former winner of Miss UK and Ms Europe is winning her fight against brain cancer using medical cannabis. Kerri Parker, 34, from Norwich, was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013. After a successful surgery to remove the tumour, the cancer returned in September 2018. British doctors suggested a course of chemotherapy [...]

Thailand to launch five new medical cannabis products in August

By | July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, CBD, Legalisation, News, Research, Uncategorised|

Thailand is set to launch five new medical cannabis products next month, according to reports. Thailand’s Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine (TTAM) has announced that it intend to release two manufactured and three “ready-to-mix” recipes for cannabis-based medicines to hospitals and doctors across the country next month, providing it can acquire [...]

British hemp farm, Hempen, has license to grow hemp for CBD revoked, threatening the future of the UK hemp and CBD industry

By | July 23rd, 2019|Categories: CBD, Hemp, News, UK|

Hemp has a long history in Britain. It was believed to be first cultivated as far back as 800 AD in England. In fact, hemp was integral to the success of the British navy. Hemp had such important to the navy that in 1533, Henry VIII made hemp cultivation the law of the [...]

Australian researchers find evidence that medical cannabis is effective treatment for “cannabis dependancy”

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Australia, Cannabis, News, Research|

A new clinical trial has found evidence that medical cannabis may have the potential to help treat dependancy on cannabis while minimising the rate of relapse. In the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of Sydney treated 128 ‘cannabis addicted’ participants with Nabiximols (Sativex) to “examine the safety and efficacy [...]

British politician claims UK trials will no longer be needed for licensing medical cannabis products

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Research, UK|

Britain’s Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has told MPs that medical cannabis will no longer need to be tested via randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in the UK in order to be licensed. Medical cannabis products will now be able to be licensed if evidence for their efficacy for certain medical conditions already exists. For example, [...]

Hawaii Becomes 26th State to decriminalises cannabis possession

By | July 16th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Decriminalisation, Legalisation, News, USA|Tags: |

Hawaii has become the 26th State in the US to decriminalise cannabis. Bill HB1383 decriminalises possession of a small amount of cannabis. Those caught with less than three grams will no longer face criminal prosecution, but may still be subject to a fine up to $130. Three grams is the minimum threshold any [...]

Conservative-funded survey finds half of British public now support legalising recreational cannabis

By | July 15th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Legalisation, News, Poll, Research, UK|

A Conservative-funded YouGov poll has found nearly half of British adults now support the legalisation of recreational cannabis. The Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (CDPRG), which commissioned the poll, surveyed 1,690 people on their views relating to the cannabis, finding “clear and growing appetite” for a more liberal approach to drug policy in the UK. [...]